Range Cafe is a restaurant with a story. Our commitment to serving fresh New Mexican food did not come without its hiccups. Our Bernalillo location is a living museum of what makes the Range one of the most successful and beloved local restaurants in the greater Albuquerque area.
Walk through our doors and you will see a community of artists, a team of friendly servers, a family at dinner and a collection of artifacts that reflect the heart and soul of the people who keep this restaurant going.
History of the Bernalillo Restaurant
In September of 1992, Range Cafe owners Tom and Matt opened up for breakfast in a weathered, adobe building in Bernalillo. The locals were ready to eat and wolfed down quality New Mexican food…so much, in fact, that the restaurant ran out of food and couldn’t open for dinner. Over time the Range was able to roll out their full lunch and dinner menus, and through word of mouth, the Range gained a reputation for ordinary food made extraordinarily well.
Then, there was a fire. In 1995, the entire restaurant burned to the ground (except for the one scorched picture we were able to salvage). Range Cafe received a tremendous community response—customers and compassionate members of the community helped us rebuild, and we are still so grateful to these people—our Range Family—for giving us support when we needed it most.
The Range Cafe re-established itself in Bernalillo in a funky, historic building, once home to Lovato Drug Store (complete with soda fountain!), hardware store, jewelry manufacturing company and more. The space matched perfectly with the family-oriented vision of the restored Range Cafe. In 1996, the Range Cafe officially reopened at 925 Camino del Pueblo in downtown Bernalillo.
Our Bernalillo restaurant houses the memories and efforts of everyone that has helped us thrive as a local restaurant. Community support has allowed us to expand into the big(ger) city and become a true Albuquerque landmark. No matter which location you visit, you’ll be greeted by a friendly staff and enjoy a one-of-a-kind dining experience at a restaurant with the funkiest atmosphere in all of New Mexico.
New Mexican Food with Attitude
For over 20 years, Range Cafe in Bernalillo has been making ordinary food extraordinarily well.Our restaurant only uses fresh, quality ingredients. Of course we are proud of our legendary restaurant menu, but our Bernalillo location also houses an art gallery, Home at the Range gift shop, and Lizard Rodeo Lounge (read: full bar). Whether you’re visiting Albuquerque or a New Mexico native, the Range has something for you!
Come and see us at Range Cafe in Bernalillo for a quality New Mexican food in a funky, friendly restaurant with history!
Bernalillo, NM Opens at 7:30am
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